The Uphill Athlete Podcast: Expedition Doctor Monica Piris

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In this episode of the Uphill Athlete Podcast, Scott Johnston interviews Doctor Monica Piris M.D., basecamp doctor for Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and Manaslu. Join them as they discuss a variety of topics including: approaching 8,000 meter peaks; knowing how the body responds to altitude before heading to the Himalaya; avoiding illness during an expedition; general versus individual medical guidelines regarding what is possible in high altitude alpinism; personal risk assessment for climbing at altitude; using hypoxic tents as preparation for acclimatizing for high altitude; and dispelling misinformation about using supplemental oxygen at altitude.

 

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